Peter Gana, Chief Superintendent of Police, has been appointed the new head of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Lagos State.
Dolapo Badmos, spokeswoman of the Nigeria police force, zone 2 command, confirmed this on Thursday.
Badmos said Gana’s appointment to stop police brutality in Lagos was in line with the directives of Adamu Ibrahim, the Assistant Inspector General of Police, and Imohimi Edgar, Commissioner of Police in the state.
“As part of the moves by the force to ensure professionalism and accountability on the path of SARS operatives, officers with good antecedents and capability are to man the affairs of SARS.
“This necessitated the posting of CSP Gana, a breed like Abba Kyari, to take over Lagos special anti-robbery squad.
“A meeting with him left me in no doubt that under the directives of pragmatic AIG Adamu Ibrahim of zone 2 and proactive CP Imohimi Edgar, we will surely have a respite from complaint against SARS within the zone.
“Welcome on board officer Gana, I wish you best of luck as you settle down to work,” she wrote on Instagram
In recent times, Nigerians have accused SARS of human rights abuse and extortion, with many calling for the scrapping of the police outfit.